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Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant

11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
+1 515-270-6818
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“coleslaw” (38 reviews)
Closed Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They can move alot of people in and out of here. And there are lots of novelty things for sale in the lobby that you can get as Christmas gifts, such as pink spatulas and kitchen gadgets. The food was average, not great, and my...More

Thank pocahauntis
MKSparkman, Public Relations Manager at Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. What items did you order that you felt were average at best? Average isn't up to our standards, so we would appreciate knowing what you ordered so we can convey this to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. If you are coming to Des Moines, you need to eat here. It's like Cracker Barrel, but 10 times better. Their cinnamon rolls are huge - like one would feed 4 people. They have carrot cake pancakes. Their biscuits and gravy...More

Thank TrishBoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a little less spectacular than it used to be, the food is still pretty good. Some menu items, like a hot beef sandwich, just can't be found around town. The restaurant has been remodeled recently and looks very nice. The service is, and always...More

Thank B B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow - what a lot of good food. From the coleslaw, breads, to excellent pork. Fast courteous service & excellent meal for a reasonable price. Lots of good food. Would like to try the pies but have to go another day for just that. Yummy.

Thank Alleta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, if you've never been here, understand that the place honors the work of the American farmer, which means real butter, eggs, and the best bacon on earth! Second....BRUNCH. The meals on any day are good down home food, but weekend brunch is to die...More

Thank BrandyInSD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that this place gives you an extra egg if you just say, "I love eggs!" to your server. I definitely took advantage of that! We ordered our breakfast off the menu but they were setting up a breakfast buffet while we were eating....More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually once or twice a month I tell my wife I have a craving for Machine Shed. It is a true craving. We aren't talking about....."The would be good." It is more of a "I NEED IT NOW!" I've been eating at the Machine Shed...More

1  Thank jeffjackson27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a gift store with many items to look and buy! I wanted to shop but husband wanted to get on the road again. Breakfast buffet or order off the menu and food is very good!

Thank bw7751
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a birthday lunch. The potatoe soup and rack of ribs are to die for. The Shift Supervisor Mary is a great boss and server. The deserts are SOooooo yummy.

Thank Miata P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could not have stopped at a better place for brunch. The unexpected breakfast buffet was amazing and the rolls to go 265 miles made it safely!

Thank Jessica M
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Jan G
Does the Machine Shed serve wine, etc?
2 April 2017|
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Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes limited selection
What motels are near?
18 October 2016|
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Response from unikat1980 | Reviewed this property |
The newly renovated Hotel Renovo and the Sleep Inn are right next door. The Clive Hotel and Suites is almost directly across the street.
Paul B
Is there RV parking space at the Machine Shed restaurant in Des Miones?
22 March 2015|
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Response from bglick21 | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes to that on the left side of the restaurant is more open spaces to park an RV. The only issue you may have is if the restaurant is at its peak busy time, then that is the overflow parking area. Hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11151 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-3741
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-6818
  • E-mail
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